APA Clinician's Corner: Concussion on the Cutting Edge: Evidence-Based Comprehensive Approach from Assessment to Treatment

The Clinician's Corner

September 26, 2014

Washington, D.C.

The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offers monthly Clinician’s Corner workshops that feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter. All workshops include CE credits. You can attend two ways:

  • On-site (PDF, 112KB) (in person at the APA building, 750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.) 
  • Live webcast

When: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Time: 1-4 p.m.
CE Credits: 3

This workshop presents a cutting-edge, comprehensive, evidence-based approach to concussion. The presenter will cover topics from assessment to treatment including: signs/symptoms, neurocognitive testing, vestibular and ocular motor assessments, neuroimaging, prognosis, risk factors, return to activity, exertion protocols, therapies and treatments. Particular focus will be placed on the psychologist’s role in implementing emerging active treatments including psychological; physical, vestibular and physical therapies; and pharmacological. The workshop includes information about special populations, empirical findings and clinical applications.

This workshop is designed to help you: 

  1. Describe and assess signs/symptoms, prognostic and risk factors for concussion.
  2. Apply neurocognitive, vestibular, ocular motor and psychological assessment approaches to concussion.
  3. Describe the components of an evidence-based, interdisciplinary approach to concussion assessment and treatment

Presenter: Anthony P. Kontos, PhD

About the presenter: Anthony Kontos is assistant research director for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program and associate professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. His PhD and MS in kinesiology/sport psychology and MA/internships in counseling psychology are from Michigan State University. He has more than 80 professional publications and 135 presentations, and has received funding from the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Special Operations Command and National Football League Charities. His research focuses on neurocognitive, neuromotor and psychological effects of concussion.

Live webcast and on-site workshop fees: Member: $45 (originally $65); Nonmember: $70 (originally $80) 

Special pricing is good through Sept. 26, 2014. Enroll today.

How to Enroll (Two Options)

Live webcast only: 
On-site only (in person at the APA building, Washington, D.C.)
  • By telephone: (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991 or (202) 336-5991 (within D.C. Metropolitan area); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., EST. Pay by credit card only (AMEX, MC or VISA).
  • By fax: (202) 336-6151: Pay by credit card only; must have valid signature and expiration date (AMEX, MC or VISA).
  • By mail: APA Accounting/CEP Office, Clinician’s Corner Enrollment, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
  • The enrollment form (PDF, 112KB) will be accepted only with one of the following forms of payment: check, money order or valid credit card. Checks should be made payable to "American Psychological Association." On-site enrollment limit: 35 (Space is limited; sign up now)